Culture at the Periphery: The Challenges and the Opportunities (The Case of Sverdlovsk Oblast)
Using the case of Sverdlovsk region as an example, the paper analyses the issues of uneven regional cultural development. The author discusses the need to use a bi-directional approach for involving peripheral cities in contemporary cultural process: first, by increasing availability of the center’s cultural products in the peripheral regions and, second, by encouraging the original regional cultural production. In both cases it important to utilize opportunities provided by physical and digital cultural space.
Keywords: cultural policy, cultural capital, regional culture, the Urals.
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